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ASEAN Free Trade Area: Progress and Challenges Nattapong Thongpakde Reviews ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) in retrospect. Discusses the economic initiatives among member countries to deepen cooperation increase such as trade in services, ASEAN investment, customs harmonization and growth areas development. Discusses ASEAN enlargement in broadening cooperation. Includes AFTA's achievement and shortcomings, and challenges facing AFTA English 57639
Tariff Reduction Under the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) Aruni Pulkaew Presents background of ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), mentioning its operational mechanism under two agreements: Framework Agreement on Enhancing ASEAN Economic Cooperation, and Agreement on the Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT). Reports the status of AFTA measures after 1998, dealing with tariff reduction, and the impacts of AFTA on ASEAN and Thailand. Provides facts on AFTA 2000, analyzing the impacts of tariff reduction on Thai expo ...Continue Reading Thai 57589
Returning textiles and Clothing to GATT Rules Nattapong Thongpakde Discusses the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the replace of the multifiber arrangement (MFA) by the WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC), which sets out a transitional process for the ultimate removal of quotas and full adoption of textile and clothing products into GATT rule. Investigates textile and clothing trade after the ATC in terms of exports of major exporters, pre-and post-Uruguay Round trade, and structure of MFA imports in ...Continue Reading English 57485
ASEAN 2020: Beyond AFTA Takes a look at ASEAN's cooperative and collective achievements, and place them against the backdrop of financial crisis and economic turmoil. Doubts whether AFTA has made ASEAN products more competitive against the rest of the world, and whether or not AFTA has been conducive to foreign investment. Agrees with the main Action Agenda for ASEAN 2020 with the theme of a Partnership in Dynamic Development , and gives substantive perspective of AS ...Continue Reading English 57020
Handbook on ASEAN Protocol and Practices Presents a reference guide for ASEAN delegates and officials of the preparations and arrangements for ASEAN meetings. Highlights information on the protocol and physical arrangements practiced by the various ASEAN bodies such as the ASEAN Summit, ASEAN Ministerial Meetings, the ASEAN Standing Committee, the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meetings, ASEAN Sub-Committee and Working Groups. Describes protocol and practices for the meetings of the ASEAN he ...Continue Reading English 56961
Potentials of Trade Liberalization of Agricultural Goods at the Regional Level Chirawassa Chaemsai Gives a brief information on economic integration among economic groups for enhancing bargaining power in international trade. Presents the trading importance and potentials for export expansion of Thai agricultural products. Analyzes the status of Thailand's competitive capability in the world market, focusing on Thai foreign trading with ASEAN, European Union, Japan, and United States. Examines Thailand's problems in entering the domestic an ...Continue Reading Thai 56940
The Unfolding of the ASEAN Economic Crisis McFarlane, Bruce Unfolds the economic crisis in individual countries of the ASEAN bloc, namely Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines during 1997 and 1998. Looks at some causes and main effects of the East and Southeast Asian Meltdown , noting effects associated with bad debt, balance of payments effects, and implications for labour. Examines implications for international business, focusing on falling stock exchange prices, red ...Continue Reading English 56744
The ASEAN Financial Crisis and Philippine Responses: Long-Run Considerations Alburo, Florian A Points out how the Philippines had all the symptoms of the Asian flu before the crisis erupted in Thailand. Describes the economic and financial impacts of, and responses to, the crisis. Shows that the country had taken the right approach to the management of the crisis. Deals with the concomitant social effects of the crisis and responses. Considers the consequences of the responses and the strategy applied by the country. Argues that the ...Continue Reading English 56732
Trade Creation and Diversion in the ASEAN Economic Integration Perera, Lalith Prasanna Provides a general insight on the working of ASEAN integration using quantitative and qualitative approaches. Uses the application of the modified Balassian Ex-ante and Ex-post approach, investigating the changes of income elasticities of import demand for selected ASEAN countries. Examines the integration framework, referring to the income elasticities of import demand. Shows overall trade creation, which is statistically significant. Indica ...Continue Reading English 56514
ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA): Major Step of ASEAN's Success Somkiat Trirattanaphan Studies ASEAN economic cooperation before ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA). Studies background and purpose of AFTA, mentioning ASEAN structure related to the establishment of AFTA such as ASEAN Summit, ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM), AFTA Council, Senior Economic Officials Meeting (SEOM), Coordinating Committee on the Implementation of CEPT for AFTA (CCCA), and ASEAN Secretariat. Looks at the principles and operational mechanisms for tariff reducti ...Continue Reading Thai 56431
A Strategy for a New Partnership: Report of the Eminent Persons Group ASEAN-European Union Emphasizes the opportunities for ASEAN-EU cooperation, related to multilateralism, regionalism, bilateralism and the new economic order. Traces historical background of trade and economic relations between ASEAN and the EU, giving a comprehensive approach for cooperation and specific recommendations for government and the business sector. Suggests that ASEAN and the EU address together a wider agenda of political and security issues for mutual ...Continue Reading English 56292
Background Report: EEC/ASEAN Relations Introduces the relations between the European Community (EC) and ASEAN, looking at the EC-ASEAN Cooperation Agreement of 1980. Touches upon cooperation in trade, industry, and development. Relates to bilateral textile agreements, and trade relations. Includes statistics of EC-ASEAN trade in terms of imports, exports, and balance during 1983-1989. Covers six ASEAN countries, namely: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, and Br ...Continue Reading English 56221
EU-ASEAN Relations (1967-Present): A Thai Perspective Vimolvan Phatharodom Provides an overview of the cooperation between the European Union and ASEAN since 1967. Considers the historical background of these relations since the establishment of ASEAN, and development of the relations towards the signing of the EC-ASEAN Cooperation Agreement in 1980. Analyzes the relations before 1990 in terms of political and economic cooperation, Deals with the implications of the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 on the EC-ASEAN relations ...Continue Reading English 56216
Myanmar's Commitment in Realization of the ASEAN Investment Area, Country Paper U Thinn Maung Reports on Myanmar's tasks after the Framework Agreement on ASEAN Investment (AIA) which had been signed in Manila on 7 October 1998. Deals with three broad-based programmes which will govern the realization AIA, covering Cooperation and Facilitation programme, Promotion and Awareness Programme, and Liberalization Programme. Mentions the Agreement specifying Temporary Exclusion List (TEL) and a Sensitive List (SL) for the opening up of industri ...Continue Reading English 56140
Myanmar and ASEAN Free Trade Area, Country Paper Tin Tin Htwe Describes Myanmar's Certificate of Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT) Program and the CEPT product lists of Myanmar related to the removal of Quantitative Restrictions (QRs) and Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs). Mentions the tariff reduction plan, covering the acceleration of AFTA to cover both trade liberalization and facilitation activities. Discusses the ASEAN Statement on Bold Measures on the tariff lines, looking at the direct impacts of CEPT ...Continue Reading English 56137
ASEAN Free Trade Area: Thailand's Current Update Workshop on ASEAN Regional Integration: AFTA, AIA and Facilitation on Transport (16-20 August 1999 : Ambassador Hotel, Bangkok) Deals with Thailand's current update after the Fourth ASEAN Summit, January 1992 in Singapore concerning the acceleration of the tariff reduction process, the expansion of product ranges, the review of the General Exemption List (GEL) and the elimination of Non-tariff Barriers (NTBs). Mention the 1999 Certificate of Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT) package, including the acceleration of the implementation of AFTA 2000, and the composition o ...Continue Reading English 56135
Keynote Address by Dr.Suthad Setboonsarng, Deputy Secretary General, ASEAN Secretariat Workshop on ASEAN Regional Integration: AFTA, AIA and Facilitation on Transport (16-20 August 1999 : Ambassador Hotel, Bangkok) Indicates the significance of ASEAN economic integration, covering the benefits and costs from the accomplishment of ASEAN 10. Describes instruments for integration, noting liberalization of trade, services, and investment. Mentions a market oriented economic management system, related to eleven areas of technical assistance given to ASEAN's new members. Suggests the efficient use of available resources received from foreign aid/loans. English 56129
The Growing of Vietnam in the Context of ASEAN Today Hai, Duong Lan Reviews the participation of Vietnam in ASEAN since 1995. Examines the economic sphere and activities for peace and friendship with the people in the Region. Covers economic relations between Vietnam and ASEAN from the 1980s to present (1998). English 56036
The Relation Between Export Growth and Economic Growth: A Case Study of ASEAN Group Worawit Phornphimonmit Presents the objectives, scope and methodology of the study, followed by a review of the literature. Studies export promotion policy and its implementation in five ASEAN countries, namely: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Analyzes the causal relationship between exports and economic growth, including the relation between economic and export growth through the production equation. Discusses the results obtained from th ...Continue Reading Thai 55892
A Study of the Impact of the Establishment of ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) Upon the Quantity of Foreign Direct Investment in ASEAN Nathaya Yuangyai Studies the impact of AFTA upon the quantity of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in ASEAN countries. Employs the ordinary least square (OLS), structural change test, chow test dummy variable test, and recursive residual test. Reveals the findings that the establishment of AFTA has had no impact upon the FDI both from countries inside and outside ASEAN. Analyzes the results in relation to the Agreement on Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CE ...Continue Reading Thai 55827